How Maryland’s Booming Life Sciences Market Caused a Consultant to Find More Space

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One year since its initial move to Maryland, CRB finds a more permanent home in the Rockville area.

It is, by now, a well-known fact that Maryland is one of the fastest-growing regions for life sciences research and development. With significant support from the state government, the BioMaryland 2020 Strategic Plan calls for over $1B worth of life sciences funding to support development and commercialization.  CRB, a leading architecture, engineering and construction management firm focused primarily on life sciences, opened its first Maryland office in September 2013, in an effort to be a local resource for both small and large companies in the area. Just one year later, the company is already moving its Rockville office due to added staff in response to the high demand for professional services in the area and an ever-growing client base.

Upon the initial opening of the office, CRB had previously established Maryland clients (like MedImmune and Emergent BioSolutions) that were being supported out of the company’s Southeastern Pennsylvania office. Now, with recent hires and plans to continue adding additional staff, the company continues to expand an office that is capable of providing full-service architecture, engineering and construction management services. The new office is located in the Shady Grove Executive Center at 9210 Corporate Blvd. in Rockville.

In addition to the life sciences clients currently benefitting from CRB’s consulting expertise, the firm has significant plans to further expand its client base by pursuing work for both the government and the institutional research market.

“The growth projections for the Science & Technology industry are incredible,” said CRB Maryland Core Team Leader Matt Khair. “As a firm that can start by designing your laboratory space, then help scientists engineer your process to make product at commercial scale, and then ultimately build a facility to manufacture that product, we really have a special service offering that offers a unique complement to the Maryland market.”

To learn more about job opportunities with CRB or how their services can benefit your company, visit or contact Matt Khair, Maryland Core Team Leader (


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